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Lily Afshar

Lily Afshar Honored with Boston Conservatory’s 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award

For Release: June 2, 2011
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Lily Afshar, professor of classical guitar at the University of Memphis, was honored with The Boston Conservatory’s 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award in May. Afshar was chosen for her exemplary career.
Her solo, chamber, and concerto appearances combined with her adventurous recordings have earned her the status of “one of the world’s foremost classical guitarists” according to Public Radio International. The Washington Post described her onstage performances as “remarkable, impeccable;” equally important is her reputation for expanding the contemporary classical guitar repertoire.
Her collaborations with international composers have resulted in premieres of new works by Carlo Domeniconi, Reza Vali, Garry Eister, Gerard Drozd, Loris Chobanian, Arne Mellnas, Kamran Ince, Barbara Kolb, Marilyn Ziffrin, David Kechley, and Salvador Brotons.

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